Willow man charged with kidnapping and assault

A Willow man has been charged with kidnapping and assault of a woman, according to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers.
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 11:02 AM AKDT
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WILLOW, Alaska (KTUU) - A Willow man has been charged with kidnapping and assault of a woman, according to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers.

At 1:07 a.m. Saturday, troopers responded for a welfare check on a female in the Caswell Lakes subdivision in Willow.

According to troopers, the woman said she had been kidnapped and endured an extensive level of assault for two weeks by Sean Richey, 38, of Willow.

Troopers found Richey as he was trying to flee in a vehicle and was arrested, according to the report.

Richey was taken into custody at the Mat-Su Pretrial facility in Palmer and held without bail, according to the release. He was charged with kidnapping, assault in the first, second, third, and fourth degrees, interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, and second-degree unlawful contact.

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